Man appeals for witnesses after A19 hit and run collision

A man is appealing for witnesses after his car was hit on the A19 north of Seaham yesterday afternoon.

While driving the right lane, Sam Patterson’s car was reportedly struck by a Vauxhall Astra overtaking him, severely damaging the front of his car.

The other driver denied all responsibility for the incident, and being Polish, used the excuse he “doesn’t know English” only to abandon the scene.

Sam is now looking for anyone who may have dashcam footage in order to prove to the insurance company that the collision was not his fault and to hold the other man to account.